Southern Sweet Potato Loaf

Southern Sweet Potato Loaf

Southern Sweet Potato Loaf

Warm up your home with the scent of orange citrus, vanilla and sweet potato. This sweet loaf is a loving dish for any family gathering.


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1 3/4 cup of flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of mace
1/2 cup of butter
2 eggs
2 teaspoons of orange zest
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 cup of sweet potato cooked, peeled and mashed


  1. Preheat oven 350°F.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and mace. Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, beating after each addition. Mix in the orange rind, vanilla, and sweet potato. Add the flour mixture gradually, beating until just combined. Turn the dough into 9”x5” loaf pan. Bake 1 hour or until a tester comes out clean.